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Microsoft director Bill Gates steps down

Christian Fernsby |
Redmond, Wa., USA - Microsoft announced that cofounder and technology advisor Bill Gates stepped down from the company’s board of directors.


On June 27, 2008, Mr. Gates transitioned out of a day to day role in the company.

Mr. Gates attended public elementary school, the private Lakeside School, and in 1973 entered Harvard University.

While at Harvard, he developed a version of the programming language BASIC for the first microcomputer, the MITS Altair.

Mr. Gates left Harvard to devote his energies to Microsoft, a company he had begun in 1975 with his Paul Allen.

Mr. Gates founded Corbis, a comprehensive digital archive of art and photography from public and private collections around the globe.

He is also a member of the board of directors of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., which invests in companies engaged in diverse business activities.

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